Lawsuit settled over teacher who had sex with student

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DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - A lawsuit is being settled between the Peoria Public School district and a student who was sexually assaulted by a female teacher in 2016.

30-year-old Veronica Dixon of Decatur was convicted of criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse in 2017.

She is serving a four-year prison sentence.

A settlement of $15,000 was reached with the district making no acknowledgment of any wrongdoing.

The victim was in Dixon's seventh grade class at Trewyn School.

The two exchanged phone numbers and reportedly had inappropriate relations at Dixon's house and at school.

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